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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffLum Edwards Date: Jul 26, 2006 8:13pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Question for radio researchers: Rights Issues?

Hiya Brad, With Otr that would be very hard to do. Almost all go back to a transcription disc in someones personal library/collection. Reel to Reels and Cassettes were made for traders/collectors. Most of the people who encode tapes to mp3s would rather be anonamous. As do the Transscription disk owners. Digatizing otr began in the mid to late 90's and have been traded amougst so many people that now is almost impossible to say where any one show origanated unless you encoded it. And then knowing the background of each source tape would be hard to pin down. Also each collection sometimes has many different encoders with different methods. To do a lineage would mean having it for each file if that information is known. It would be wonderful to have lossless encodes but I really dont see that happening.
Lum

Poster: Brad Leblanc Date: July 26, 2006 11:31:14pm

Indeed! I would be interested to know how these are getting transferred into the digital realm. It would be useful if that was documented with each item unless there is a reason you don't want that publicized.


This post was modified by Lum Edwards on 2006-07-27 03:10:28

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrad Leblanc Date: Jul 26, 2006 7:53pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Question for radio researchers: Rights Issues?

I would be wonderful to have lossless encodes but I really dont see that happening.

Spread the word! Education is a wonderful thing, and so is FLAC! :)

Regardless, thank you for your efforts and for your response.

-Brad

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Jul 27, 2006 6:49am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Question for radio researchers: Digital Preservation Issues?

Well, one advantage here is that you apparently have a cohort of quality-minded people already involved, some of whom might be willing or able to work back through a source chain to get back to some key connections.

This is similar to the situation we had with Grateful Dead fan preservation efforts. Recordings for years were struck off reels and cassettes, with multiple generations being passed around in the trading pool. As people moved to digital, some of the higher generation stuff was digitized (and that in lossy- the Dead's originally-posted trading policy is a "notice to MP3 site operators"). Over time, as word spread about lossless preservation, more people with lower-generation material were gradually drawn into the efforts.

The timeframe from first idea of lossless-format live music preservation to a project's assembling a fairly comprehensive, low-generation body of GD recordings was about 6-7 years, I think. So it's not like it has to happen in a month or two. :)

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2006-07-27 13:49:21

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